See and Hear Live Performances From Night Beds, Meadownoise and Madi Diaz [Live Bits]



Well, anyone who watched "music's biggest night" yesterday — and by the way, fellow Creamster Adam Gold and I live-tweeted it, if you want to peruse our snarky Twitter commentary here — knows that Nashvillians and honorary Nashvillians dominated the Grammys in the performance department. From Jack White smashing his Tele to the Keys joining Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Taylor Swift's curious Alice in Wonderland homage and Mikky Ekko joining Rihanna for a rendition of "Stay," Music City was on parade. Anyway, you can click around at the Grammys' official site for some of that footage. But let's have a look at some other Nashvillians doing their thing, shall we?

* Night Beds, whose debut LP Country Sleep dropped last week via Dead Oceans, played their tune "Ramona" on Friday night's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. No stand-alone clips of just the Beds' performance that I can see on the Net, but I believe this link will drop you in at right about the time frontman Winston Yellen & Co. take the stage (i.e., the 37-minute mark). With three guitars, lap steel and a string section, it's a pretty damn lush performance. Hats off to those boys.

* Local multi-instrumentalist Matt Glassmeyer and his Meadownoise have a new tune by the name of "Thrush," and they posted a performance of it on the ol' 'Tube. It's sort of like a free-verse poem set to a trippy, ominously cinematic soundtrack. A lot of fine players on the performance, so have a look after the jump. Meadownoise will play with Lylas and Wooden Wand tonight at The Stone Fox, but you already knew that.

* And finally, remember Nashville Time Machine? It's that relatively new site that features sessions — from people like Natalie Prass and The Breedings — wherein performers record a song to tape and also tell a little story. Well, the latest session features Madi Diaz performing her "Burn" and telling a little story about her first performance — and her first case of stage fright. (Note: That story is kind of produced like a Radiolab segment, no?) Anyway, hear both "Burn" and Diaz's story after the jump.

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